[Air-L] Digital Humanities Project Manager at UCHRI (Irvine, Ca)

Alexander Halavais halavais at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 13:52:36 PDT 2012

Forwarding this for a colleague. I don't have further information
about the job, but UCHRI does some cool stuff and I figured it might
be well-suited for those finishing a Ph.D. and looking for something
interesting to do for a bit.

- Alex

University of California, Irvine
Req # 2012-0678

The UC Humanities Research Institute is seeking a talented and
motivated individual with
diverse experience in academic research and administration in the
digital humanities. The
Project Manager for Digital Humanities Research and Engagement will be
responsible for
helping to coordinate the HASTAC Digital Media and Learning (DML)
Competition as well
as assisting in the development of programs and funding for a UC-wide
digital humanities

The Digital Humanities Project Manager will work closely with the
UCHRI Director and
Associate Director and staff to conceptualize and implement a UC-wide
initiative on digital
humanities, pedagogy and engagement. Candidates will draw on previous
training and
experience in digital humanities and new media to work and think
strategically with UCHRI
and the DML Competition and Research Hub staff, to develop UC and
external networks
and funding opportunities, and to build and manage existing and future
digital programs and
projects to further the mission of UCHRI.

Candidates should have demonstrated experience developing and
administering programs,
events, and collaborative research projects, preferably in a higher
education setting; solid
grounding in the principles and practices of research and development
in digital humanities;
experience with new media and technology applications for research and
pedagogy in
higher education; strong oral and written communications skills; and
experience working
with diverse campus and public constituencies. Some experience managing grants
desirable though not required.

Candidate needs to be passionate about the humanities and able to
think strategically
about the intersection of the humanities, technology and public
engagement in order to
advance the mission of UCHRI.


Work with UCHRI Director and external partners to manage all aspects
of the MacArthur
Foundation-funded Digital Media and Learning Competition, including
developing timelines,
work plans, budgets, and internal and external communications to
ensure project goals and
outcomes are met, and helping to conceive of future themes for the initiative;

Serve as planning and administrative liaison for UCHRI to the
MacArthur Foundation,
HASTAC, and other DML Competition partners;

Serve as primary communications and administrative interface between
applicants, participants, winners, judges, and staff;

Coordinate logistics and provide administrative support for Competition related
programming, including arranging space and catering, processing of
honoraria and
travel-related expenses; arranging transportation, accommodations, and
meals for event or
program participants, as necessary;

Manage all aspects of post-Competition grant awards, in coordination
with HASTAC and

Work with UCHRI Director on fundraising and donor relations for the Competition.


Work with UCHRI Director and Associate Director to conceive and implement UC
systemwide Digital Humanities and Public Scholarship initiative. Help
to conceive, initiate,
and implement exciting digital humanities projects to advance public

Provide project management and strategic planning support for a new
UC-wide research
initiative around digital humanities and public engagement;

Work with UCHRI directors on external funding strategy for digital
humanities initiative;
Serve as primary administrative interface with participating faculty
and graduate scholars as
well as humanities centers, administrators and other campus and
community collaborators
on digital humanities initiative;

Serve as internal liaison between UCHRI and the Digital Media and
Learning Research

Research and report on best practices in DML for higher education;

Coordinate research on and outreach to digital humanities projects and
courses across UC;

Work with UCHRI Associate Director to develop and produce public events,
communications and social media strategies for UC-based digital
humanities research,
pedagogy and public engagement projects.

Salary: Range $45,012 - $52,326

100% time contract position; one-year appointment renewable,
contingent on funding.

Final candidate subject to background check.

As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to
confirm the work status of
individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal

Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter explaining
their interest and outlining
their particular skills and experience, a resume, and links to writing
samples, websites,
and/or digital projects.

To apply, please go to:

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